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Posts Tagged ‘Food Staples Sufficiency Program

DA Information Service January 19, 2012 Quezon City, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Land Bank of the Philippines today (Jan 20, 2012) forged an agreement to launch a P400-M loan program for rice farmers in four pilot provinces. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and LBP President and CEO Gilda E. Pico launched the loan [...]

DA Information Service January 16, 2012 Quezon City, Philippines—Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala issued his initial marching orders and instructions to top officials of the Department of Agriculture to vigorously implement major commodity programs, and remain on track towards attaining rice and food staple sufficiency targets during their 1st quarter DA national management committee (ManCom) [...]

DA Information Service January 04, 2012 Quezon City, Philippines—With an increased budget this year, the Department of Agriculture will vigorously pursue initiatives to attain sufficiency in major staples by 2013 that include rice, white corn, cassava, and other basic commodities. In his 2011 year-end report, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said a big chunk of [...]